Oneof photography's true greats, Henri Cartier-Bresson, nailed photographyperfectly when he coined the phrase 'the decisive moment'. Soperfectly, in fact, that it has foiled all attempts to escape thesingle, crucial idea of what photography, and photography alone, can do.Capturing the Moment deals with the unique power of photography tocapture slices of time and life. What it is not is a book about shutterspeed. It is about gesture, expression, things just touching and othersabout to happen a kiss, a ball in the net, an expression of delight, aglass about to shatter in pieces on the floor. Moment in all its formsis the true core of photography, and Michael Freeman will explain how toanticipate it, recognise it, choose it, and so capture it.